Good morning! Here are some of today’s top tech links so far. We’ll cover a few of these throughout the day but feel free to get a head start.
Apple Store down: New MacBook Pro range imminent
Apple’s online store has been taken offline, which means one of two things. Either the company is adding some major new products or someone on the overnight cleaning crew tripped over the haphazardly-placed cable that powers all of Apple’s e-commerce servers.
Motorola’s Xoom: The iPad Gets Some Serious Competition
The first reviews of Motorola’s new 10-inch “Xoom” Android tablet are rolling in and our own Harry McCracken calls it “the first honest-to-goodness, no-qualifications-necessary iPad rival from a major manufacturer to hit stores.”
More answers about our first software update
Link: The Windows Blog
Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 initiative hit a rough patch this week as the first over-the-air software update wreaked havoc with certain Samsung phones. The company has said that 10% of phones that have received the update have had problems and that a fix is on the way.
Apple prepping Yerba Buena Center for March 2 iPad event
Link: Apple Insider
March 2, iPad 2—get it? Next Wednesday, Apple’s set to unveil the new iPad in San Francisco. Until then, please feel free to speculate the details based upon vague marketing imagery on the outside of the announcement venue.
Wikileaks Opens Online Store, Looks For Revenue Stream
WikiLeaks the t-shirt, WikiLeaks the coloring book, WikiLeaks the lunch box, WikiLeaks the breakfast cereal, WikiLeaks the flaaaaame thrower!
Circuit City is selling the Windows 7 Starter to Home Premium upgrade for just $20. Microsoft sells the same item for $80. If you’ve got a netbook with Windows 7 Starter on it and you want to be able to—oh, you know—change the background image or use multiple monitors, now’s the time.
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